Books

Fashion and film find romance in ‘The Looks of Love’

Written by The AP Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:11

In The Looks of Love, Hal Rubenstein showcases seminal moments and events in television and film, on the runway and red carpet and, yes, on the Yasgur farm in Woodstock, New York, in 1969.
—Photo: Courtesy Harper Design

Fashion and style have forever been in bed with film, television and music, especially in the moments that scream love.

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Written by WiG Thursday, 14 January 2016 10:07

Stephen King ponders death in new 21-story ‘Bazaar of Bad Dreams’

Written by ROB MERRILL
Associated Press
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:33

Stephen King has always addressed his “Constant Readers” in prefaces or afterwords to his books. He likes to share what inspired him or what he was thinking about when he wrote it.

Exposing Milwaukee’s sensational past

Written by Jay Rath,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:17

Milwaukee Mayhem is available in bookstores. For information on Prigge’s upcoming appearances, including book signings, visit mkemayhem.com/events.
—PHOTO: Courtesy

Just in time for Halloween come stories of ghosts, hermits, haunted houses and more. The Wisconsin Historical Society Press recently released Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century.

Criticized book on George Washington and slaves pulled

Written by HILLEL ITALIE
AP National Writer
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 14:17

Scholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.

“A Birthday Cake for George Washington” was released Jan. 5 and had been strongly criticized for its upbeat images and story of Washington’s cook, the slave Hercules and his daughter, Delia. Its withdrawal was announced earlier this week.

From coloring books to Harper Lee, a good year for paper

Written by Hillel Italie,
AP national writer
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:47
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From adult coloring books to a new novel by Harper Lee, it was a year for unexpected hits and hits that sold well in paper editions.

Review: Collection of Capote's early stories for his fans

Written by The AP Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:15

"The Early Stories of Truman Capote" collects 14 short fiction pieces by the writer, including some that were published in his high school newspaper in Greenwich, Connecticut, when he was a teenager. 

Listening to most: Top books on Audible.com

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:11

Children’s books on class, Winnie the Pooh win prizes

Written by HILLEL ITALIE,
AP writer
Thursday, 14 January 2016 10:20

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Matt de la Pena’s and Christian Robinson’s “Last Stop on Market Street” nearly made history twice this week.

Book Review: ‘Ashley Bell’ is 1 of Dean Koontz’s best

Written by JEFF AYERS
Associated Press
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 16:19

Dean Koontz outdoes himself with his latest journey, which solidifies his reputation as one of the best storytellers in the book business.

Koontz’s stories get labeled as horror, but the lyrical writing and compelling characters in “Ashley Bell” aren’t commonly seen in that particular genre. Koontz stands alone, and this novel is a prime example of literary suspense if one is forced to classify.

Actress Charlotte Rae tells ‘The Facts of My Life’ in memoir

Written by LYNN ELBER
AP Television Writer
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 09:29

In “The Facts of Life,” Charlotte Rae played the unflappable Mrs. Garrett, a girls’ school housemother who smoothly guided her charges through crises and comedy.

Rae says she implored the TV show’s producers to let her character “lose her temper, yell at the kids. Let her be a human being.”

What makes us scream? Read on…

Written by BETH J. HARPAZ
AP Travel Editor
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 06:24

Margee Kerr says she has the best job in the world: She studies fear for a living, and loves to scare herself as part of her research.

Kerr is a sociologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and just in time for Halloween, she's written a book called "Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear."